Growing up in West London, AJ Tracey was surrounded by hip-hop and grime. He dropped out of a Criminology course at London Metropolitan University in order to pursue music. The MC saw his career take off when his fifth EP Secure the Bag
peaked at #13 on the UK album chart. This song finds Tracey detailing how music allowed him to leave the streets.My granny said music don't pay
So granny, how'd I go and put an Audi on my chains?
I was doing missions in the rain
And now I'm steady pissing out Henny and champagne
See, music is a money campaign
Tracey told Genius
that life for him is much better now he's enjoyed some commercial success. "My life has massively improved 'cause of music," he said. "The ends is a dangerous place, man. To anyone watching, I don't know if you think England's sweet but it's really not. It's not sweet."